kasim reed*Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has done it again; he’s been reelected to a second term, defeating three virtually unknown challengers as he continues to raise his profile overseeing arguably the South’s key city.

Reed, a former state lawmaker, is perhaps best known outside Atlanta for his strong support of President Obama and his working relationship with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on issues including economic development and transportation.

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mike duggan*In Detroit, change has happened in a big way. Mike Duggan becomes the city’s first white mayor since 1974.

A former hospital chief, prosecutor and political pit bull, Duggan campaigned as the candidate most capable of leading Detroit back from the brink.

Get the full story at The Times Herald.